Steve Davis – Say When CD


1. Pinnacles
2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
3. Shortcake
4. Mr. Johnson
5. Lament
6. Say When
7. Kenya
8. Shutterbug
9. Village Blues
10. There Will Never Be Another You
11. When the Saints Go Marching In

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8-panel Digipak Album

“The highly respected contemporary trombonist Steve Davis is a perfect bandleader to present the vast riches of (J.J.) Johnson.”
— Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

“There’s more to Davis than replicating a key influence…The approach is rooted in the past, but is delivered with a fresh-minted swagger. Davis is outstanding…”
— Mike Hobart, JazzWise

“State of the art music performed by some of New York’s finest musicians…There is not a wasted note here.”
— C. Andrew Hovan, All About Jazz

#1 JazzWeek radio chart (3 weeks)


Steve Davis, one of the most beloved trombonists in modern jazz, delivers a swinging tribute to his hero the great J.J. Johnson, SAY WHEN. Joined by an impressive, all-star sextet—Eddie Henderson, Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, Nat Reeves, and Joe Farnsworth—Davis breathes new life into six Johnson compositional gems, as well as Cole Porter’s classic “What Is This Thing Called Love,” Warren and Gordon’s “There Will Never Be Another You” and John Coltrane’s “Village Blues.” He concludes the set with a surprising rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” based on Davis’ vivid memory of hearing J.J. perform it late in his career.

released June 9, 2015

Steve Davis – trombone
Eddie Henderson – trumpet*
Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone*
Harold Mabern – piano
Nat Reeves – bass
Joe Farnsworth – drums

*except tracks 5 & 10

Recorded Live at Sear Sound, Studio C, New York City on December 1, 2014

Produced by Paul Stache
Associate Producer: Damon Smith
Recorded by Teddy Tuthill
Studio Assistant: Lim Wei
Mixed at Stache Sound Studio, Duke Ellington Mansion, NYC
by Roman Klun & Paul Stache
Mastered by Roman Klun
Photography by Jimmy Katz
Artist interview editing by Damon Smith
Design by Damon Smith & Paul Stache

Eric Alexander appears courtesy of High Note Records

Executive Producers: Frank Christopher & Paul Stache

Weight 0.33 lbs